The weather forecast said rain, we woke up to fine weather. The younger kids went to the beach to pick up rubbish and gather some drift wood. Two of them, not mentioning any names (Mike and Fi) got their feet wet, even though they where watching everyone else backing off!
It was a great time for the kids to get outside on the beach, and what made it so special was the kids had a great time while doing it. Helping the local community gave them a great buzz even if ot was just picking up rubbish.
Some of the older ones, parents in tow, went back to the op shop to put on the final coat of paint. Being a Saturday there were some locals there, who were blown away by the way the teenagers set to work, and were so keen to get the job done. Having a lunchtime performance we had to move on to meet the rest of the crew at the Granger Rest Home in Greymouth, where the kids were due to perform, leaving behind Alan and Tony to complete the job.
The performance went well and the kids had a fantastic time performing, afterwards going out with their picture and chatting to the residents. They were much more relaxed and it was easily seen that the kids were much more confident at asking questions and sharing their testimonies whenever they could. We all left feeling great.
Returning to base Alan talked to the kids and told them the op shop had finished and how we were all, including the local Greymouth helpers, were blown away by their work ethic and tenacity to get the job done. One local described the event as a miracle for the local community.
Then family time and the ultimate battle of submarines. Here both family groups competed to find the ultimate family group. Yes you guessed it, much to Juddy Catherine and Kevins dismay, it was a draw. Just wait until next Kings Kids...
Then to earlyish night ready for the big day tomorrow, performing in the local Greymouth Church in the morning and to the Youth service in the evening.